Y1 Maths

2D Shapes Lesson

This Year 1 2D Shapes lesson covers the prior learning of recognising 2D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of identifying 2D shapes in different sizes and orientations.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 1: (1G1a) Recognise and name common 2-D shapes [for example, rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles]

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1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of recognising 2D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of identifying 2D shapes in different sizes and orientations.

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Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step for a selection of resources and activities to support the prior learning for this lesson.

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Interactive Activity

This Reception Identifying 2D Shapes within 3D Shapes Game will help children to make links between 2D and 3D shapes.

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Interactive Activity

This Reception 2D Shapes Picture Game will help children identify 2D shapes within pictures.

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Interactive Activity

This Reception 2D Shapes Recognition Game will help children to learn some of the common 2D shapes.

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of recognising 2D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of 2D shapes. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorial

In this Recognising 2D Shapes Video Tutorial, Katie recaps the properties of circles, rectangles, squares and triangles before showing pupils how to recognise them on 3D household objects.

3 Activities

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of 2D shapes.

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Practical Activity

Practical Activity

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of 2D shapes.

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Full Step

Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Matching Activity

This Year 1 2D Shapes Matching Game aims to support pupils' knowledge of shape. Children will identify 2D shapes.

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Extension

Extension

This 2D shapes extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the 2D shapes lesson.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 1 2D Shapes Maths Challenge aims to extend pupils' understanding of shape. Children will recognise and name 2D shapes.